We stayed here twice on our trip up North. Both times we stayed in the Terrace Huts. The room was kept fairly clean and came stocked with personal hygiene products (mini soaps, sanitary bags). However, on the first visit the floor seemed like it had not been mopped prior to our arrival, as even after showering our feet became dirty and black. On the second stay the water suddenly cut off mid-shower while my friend had shampoo in his hair...not a good situation (glad it wasn't me). Shortly after (10 minutes later), the water came back on in the room. Just a heads up, we believe that one of the two hot plates on the stovetop does not work. The room itself is a little outdated, but still comfortable and we were able to do everything we wanted in the kitchenette etc.
Reasonably priced. Just a note, the single car space is probably not the best for larger cars as it is quite a tight squeeze. The room had a large sign that stated you would receive a cleaning fee of $70 for unwashed dishes and not removing rubbish. $70 for not emptying a one-night-stay rubbish bin seems ridiculous, although we were happy to do this. The only problem here was that the bins were a little far away from the room.
The thing we loved about the park is the location! It's truly unique and has such a remote feel about it. This may be because we had no reception or internet. I found it hard to disconnect from technology however my friend loved it. If you are like me, you can purchase internet at the park. We didn't as it is VERY expensive. My advise is enjoy your time without technology and take in the surrounds. Seeing the kangaroos at sunrise is a really special aspect of this park. We did this on our first stay and did not regret the early wake up! There are a number of walking tracks that can be accessed via the park. The layout of the park itself is great, with the pool central to the park. The park has a great initiative with recycling cans (as evidenced around the park).
Overall, worth the detour and would stay again. If you are looking for some R&R and a peaceful stay (unlike some other parks) then this is the park for you! Plus, you often see kangaroos lounging around the park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A haven nestled in the forest, and surrounded by the beautiful Cape Hillsborough National Park - the ultimate destination to seek respite from the pace of every day living. Awaiting you is private comfortable accommodation and beach front sites in an environment of natural beauty. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cape Hillsborough Nature Hotel